AFP Statement on Paycheck Protection Legislation

May 23, 2015

By allowing the paycheck protection bill to die, the Legislature missed a great opportunity to continue improving the state’s business climate. We oppose union dues being collected by government employees through payroll deductions.  Texans should not be in the business of subsidizing politically-driven unions. As Americans saw in Wisconsin, voters support elected officials who stand […]

AFP Statement on Anticipated Tax Cuts in Texas

May 22, 2015

Americans for Prosperity-Texas and our over 140,000 activists applaud the  $3.8 billion in proposed tax cuts and will encourage legislators to support the tax cut package. Our activists across the state have been calling their legislators in support of franchise tax elimination.  While we advocated for a clear path to elimination, the franchise tax cut […]

AFP: Texas Senate Delivers Property Taxpayer Protections

May 01, 2015

The following statement can be attributed to AFP-Texas Policy Fellow Peggy Venable: The Texas Senate has delivered significant property taxpayer protections. While Texas is considered a relatively low-tax state, its property taxes are among the highest in the country, due largely to local jurisdictions easily raising taxes with few taxpayer protections. The Texas Senate has […]

AFP-Texas Praises Historic Cuts Passed by House

April 28, 2015

We congratulate the Texas House and Chairman Dennis Bonnen for passage of historic tax relief with a significant 25 percent reduction of the Franchise Fax and a sales tax cut.   HB 32 cuts the Franchise Tax by 25 percent and saves taxpayers $2.3 billion.  Amendments offered by Bonnen provide for further rate reductions as […]

AFP Recognizes National Tax Freedom Day as a Call To Action

April 23, 2015

Grassroots organization knocking on doors, making phone calls, to kill the Franchise Tax Statement by Jerome Greener, State Director, AFP-Texas: Today marks national Tax Freedom Day, the day Americans can start working to take care of their families and their own future. From January 1st to April 24th, Americans have worked to pay their federal, […]